Postponed from March due to a detected marriage of the rocket-carrier "proton-M" from Baikonur with the telecommunications satellite "Express-80" and "Express-103" planned for 30 July, reported RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the Roscosmos.
This will be the only launch of "Proton" in 2020. Earlier this year was planned the launch of "Proton" with the Russian-European Mars ExoMars landing station, but it was postponed to 2022. In addition, for 2021 have moved the launch on Proton module "Nauka" for the International space station.
Reducing the cost of production of the rocket "Angara-A5" from 7 to 4 billion is not possible, said RIA Novosti member of the Russian Academy of cosmonautics named after Tsiolkovsky, chief analyst of the Association "Digital transport and logistics" Andrei Ionin.
Informed of the financial report of the Khrunichev Centre, it became known that the cost of manufacturing of the carrier rocket heavy class "Angara-A5" is 7 billion rubles, that is three times longer than flying from the Soviet era to the Proton the same capacity. By 2024 it is planned to reduce the cost to 4 billion. Roskosmos explained that the high cost stems from the fact that its Assembly is carried out in two cities - Moscow and Omsk, as well as boxed by the manufacturer. After the transfer of all production in Omsk and move to mass production price of the missile, as promised in the Corporation's approach to the market.
The cost of manufacturing of the carrier rocket heavy class "Angara-A5" is seven billion rubles, which is three times more than the rocket "proton-M" which it will have to be replaced, should the financial report of the Khrunichev Centre for 2019.
As noted in the document, implementation of measures will allow to reduce the cost of "Angara" by 2024, up to four billion rubles.
Russian module Nauka is planned to send to the Baikonur cosmodrome in July, to launch to the International space station, said the General designer of KB "salute" of Khrunichev Centre Sergey Kuznetsov.
It is noted that in the past week have been completed leak tests of the module body of "Science" and its docking units, and confirmed the operation of the pneumo-hydraulic propulsion system and external hydraulic circuits. In a vacuum chamber held pneumovacuum tanks tests module.
The carrier rocket "proton-M", which was previously discovered defective parts and had to return from Baikonur to Moscow, sent to the launch site for the upcoming launch, the press service of the Khrunichev Centre.
"June 4 of the rocket-space plant JSC "GKNPTs im. M. V. Khrunichev" (enters into state Corporation "Roscosmos") to the Baikonur cosmodrome sent blocks of a space rocket "proton-M" and booster "Briz-M". All activities associated with sending the train, went normally," - said in a statement received by RIA Novosti.
Admitted in 2015-2016 marriage on the rocket "proton-M" resolved, the product is ready to launch a telecommunications satellite "Express-80" and "Express-103". It is expected to send media to the Baikonur cosmodrome, told RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of Roscosmos.
The spokesman added that this "proton" is designed to launch satellites "Express".